An unfortunate traffic accident occurred on the Central Highway near Jatibonico on November 27, 2023, resulting in five injured individuals. All victims are from the El Majá community and were traveling in a jeep when they were hit by a Yutong bus on the Santiago de Cuba-Havana route, owing to an improper overtaking by the bus driver.
Immediate medical response
All injured were rushed to the Camilo Cienfuegos Provincial General Hospital where they are reported to be in a stable condition. The underage individual involved in the accident was moved to the Sancti Spíritus Pediatric Hospital for continued recovery. The current medical reports state a positive evolution for two multi-injured patients and another wounded individual.
Grave but stable
Yarleni González Estrada, who suffered an exposed patellar fracture, is reported to be in a serious condition but out of life-threatening danger. She underwent surgery to treat her fracture and multiple other injuries. Her situation is being closely monitored by the medical practitioners.
The local authorities are conducting thorough investigations to clarify the circumstances of the accident. The increasing number of traffic accidents in Cuba is raising concerns, making this investigation a priority in order to prevent similar unfortunate incidents in the future.